Cox Enterprises Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Cox Enterprises has acquired 10 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Cox Enterprises’ largest acquisition to date was in 2022, when it acquired Axios Media for $525M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2020, when it sold InSite Wireless Group to American Tower for $3.5B. Cox Enterprises has acquired in 3 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (40%) and agriculture (10%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 1

Cox Enterprises, Inc.

6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Road,
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
United States,
(678)645-0000
www.coxenterprises.com

Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 5 - - 1 1 2 9
vol $525M $525M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 - 1 1 - - 3
vol $3.5B $3.5B
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Axios Media, Inc. 2022-08-08 525M USD Add-on Acquisition
Arlington, Virginia · www.axios.com
Mucci International Marketing, Inc. 2022-06-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Kingsville, Ontario · www.muccifarms.com
BrightFarms, Inc. 2021-08-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Irvington, New York · www.brightfarms.com
InSite Wireless Group LLC 2020-11-05 3.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Alexandria, Virginia · www.insitewireless.com
Cox Media Group, Inc. - Three Ohio Newspapers 2020-02-10 - Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia
Cox Media Group, Inc. 2019-12-17 - Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia · www.coxmediagroup.com
Southern Experience LLC (Experience) 2014-09-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.expapp.com
Autotrader, Inc. 2014-01-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.autotrader.com
Auto Trader Group plc 2014-01-03 - Stake Purchase
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.autotrader.co.uk
Autotrader, Inc. 2010-05-05 - Stake Purchase
Atlanta, Georgia · www.autotrader.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Manheim, Inc. 1968-01-01 Dealer Services Corp. 2012-06-07 2
Atlanta, Georgia · www.manheim.com Carmel, Indiana · www.discoverdsc.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 4 (40%) - 1 (33%) -
Communications 1 (10%) - 1 (33%) 3.5B (100%)
Media 1 (10%) 525M (100%) 1 (33%) -
Agriculture 1 (10%) - - -
Automotive 1 (10%) - - -
Food 1 (10%) - - -
Publishing 1 (10%) - - -
Total 10 $525M 3 $3.5B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 8 525M 3 3.5B
  Georgia 5 - 2 -
  Virginia 2 525M 1 3.5B
  New York 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 8 (80%) 525M (100%) 3 (100%) 3.5B (100%)
Cross-border 2 (20%) - - -
Total 10 $525M 3 $3.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $525M
TOTAL $525M
Largest Axios Media, Inc.
$525M (2022-08-08)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $3.5B
TOTAL $3.5B
Largest InSite Wireless Group LLC
$3.5B (2020-11-05)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
40%
4 (40%)
Strategic(s)
20%
2 (20%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Strategic(s)
67%
2 (67%)

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